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Trump’s criticism of judiciary called 'threat to the rule of law'

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 2:43 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

American President Donald Trump’s tweet-shaming of the U.S. judges who lifted his contentious travel ban this month is the latest so-called “judge-bashing” by senior politicians that is alarming lawyers and judges in the western world.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with his Supreme Court nominee, Neil GorsuchTrump’s scurrilous stream of Twitter attacks on the federal judiciary in February, starting with his derision of “so-called” U.S. District Judge James Robart for his “ridiculous” ruling halting the president’s executive order barring incoming nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries,...